How far along are you? 31 weeks
How I’m feeling: She has her little feets resting in my ribs, so that is quite unpleasant. My feet still hurt after I am on them for too long. Sitting for a long time is painful and makes it harder to breath!
Total weight gain: My doctor wants to go by the weight she first recorded when I came to her in June, however I have been pregnant since April. SO by her standards: 18lbs. By my standards: 25
Cool baby facts: All five sense are working! Annabelle’s eyes can react to light and she is going through major brain and nerve development.
How big is baby? Annabelle is the size of a pineapple.
Sleep: Not getting any better. Bathroom breaks are up to 3 a night and whenever I get back in bed I can’t get comfortable! My Boppy pillow doesn’t help at all anymore.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new – but I am having fun going through my clothes that I’ve finally unpacked and turning dresses into tunics.
Best moment this week: The surprise visit we received from Annabelle’s Coco, Gampy, and Aunt Gigi. They put together her crib, set up the diaper table, and organized her closet! ALSO, Coco and Gampy purchased her car seat and stroller, which is now put together and ready for baby!
Movement: She has moved so that her head is closer to being down and she is on a diagonal. Her legs kick my ribs and her arms tickle my hip. She moves every 1-2 hours, sometimes non-stop for a long period of time.
Food cravings: Well apparently being addicted to chewing ice is called PICA. Pica is a disorder where people crave non-foods – such as ice, chalk, cornstarch. Sounds gross huh? Thankfully, I only want the ice. My poor teeth are suffering.
Food aversions: Nothing
Belly button in or out: Mr. Belly Button likes to show himself off through my shirts.
What I miss: How easy it was to move around just a month ago. Belly is in the way!
What I’m looking forward to: Tomorrow is our first Childbirth Preparation class! I am a little nervous, but mostly excited for B and I to learn about labor and delivery.
Randoms: Around 30 weeks, many pregnant women start to produce colostrum (yellowish, pre-milk)…I’ve been producing colustrum since 20 weeks! My digestive system is giving me lots of issues again and sometimes I am afraid to eat. Other times, I find myself sitting down with a third bowl of cereal.